1919 - 1977
John Mcdermott was a creative visual artist. Born in 1919, John Mcdermott passed away in 1977. Artists like Ludwik Konarzewski, Erik Granfelt, Robert Taylor Carson, Harry Lüttger, and Claude Le Baube were also born in 1919.
Further Biographical Context for John Mcdermott
John Mcdermott was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.